New list: research projects with high potential for business and societal benefit

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is now presenting this year's 100 list of research projects deemed to have great potential to benefit through commercialization, business and method development or societal impact. The focus is on technology in the service of humanity.
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- Our intention is for IVA’s 100 List to shine a light on the need for researchers and industry to find each other and collaborate to solve the societal challenges we face. By building bridges between academia and business, research with the potential to change the world will have a better chance of being turned into actual benefits, says Tuula Teeri, IVA’s President.

Focus on technology in the service of humanity

In this year's 100 list, we highlight research projects that focus on ensuring that new and future innovations do not threaten but enable better management and distribution of the earth's limited resources, increased sustainability and circularity, greater equality, democracy, security, health and well-being for all humanity. The 70 research projects have been selected through a thorough nomination and selection process based on a set of defined criteria to create value for business and society.

The research is applicable in one of the areas:

  • Business models
  • Circular economy
  • Deep tech
  • Green and blue industries
  • Infrastructure
  • Society and welfare
  • Smart industry

See all the research projects on this year's 100 list (mostly in Swedish)

Number of research projects per university

A total of 70 research projects have been admitted to IVA's 100 List 2022. Some of the research projects are carried out in collaboration between several universities - the breakdown below is based on the main location of the research project.

Chalmers University of Technology                      13

Uppsala University                                                 8

Stockholm University                                             6

KTH Royal Institute of Technology                        5

Linköping University                                               5

Mälardalen University                                           5

Luleå University of Technology                             4

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences         4

Karolinska Institutet                                               3

University of Gothenburg                                      2

University of Skövde                                              2

Mid Sweden University                                          2

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden                      2

Örebro University                                                   2

Other/other research affiliations                          2

Blekinge University of Technology                        1

University of Borås                                                 1

Karlstad University                                                 1

Lund University                                                       1

Malmö University                                                   1

About IVA’s 100 List

The 100 List is produced by the IVA Research2Business (R2B) project which aims to support Sweden as a leader in turning academic research in the engineering and economic sciences into innovation and competitiveness in business and industry. IVA’s 100 List was launched in connection with IVA’s 100th anniversary in 2019, which is how the initiative got its name. The project is run in cooperation with Vinnova, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the Knowledge Foundation, Almi and Sweden’s universities.